CTU President Karen Lewis was elected Executive Vice President of the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) at the 2010 IFT Convention in St. Louis on Saturday, October 16th. In a speech to the over 500 statewide delegates, President Lewis explained that this is a new era where Chicago will take an active leadership role in the IFT.
President of the North Suburban Teachers Union, Dan Montgomery, was elected President. Montgomery taught English for 18 years at Niles North High School in Skokie, Illinois. He also taught in the City Colleges of Chicago and at Northwestern University.Marcia Boone Marcia Boone, accounting specialist at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, was elected Secretary-Treasurer.